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    Seven Hours Book Tour

    7/30/2017

    Seven Hours Challenge Accepted - Cover
    ​Title: Seven Hours Challenge Accepted
    Author: Angelina Kerner
    Genre: Women’s Fiction
    Release Date: July 31st, 2016
    Tour Dates: July 31st – August 6th, 2017

    Book Blurb
    One pill every 7 hours. That could be all it takes to give Chanel the chance to finally see the world around her.
    Chanel is an independent 19-year-old, despite what her overprotective mother and senator father may think. Being the daughter of a Senator comes with its own problems, one simple afternoon out with friends becomes overwhelming when they’re swarmed by reporters.
    Keeping the secret of the experimental treatment close to her chest, she is able to fool everyone but her hawkeyed bodyguard, Leon, that has now been assigned to protect her.
    Chanel doesn’t want a bodyguard, but will she get more than she bargained for?

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    Angelina Kerner
    Angelina KernerSay Hello to author Angelina Kerner!

    Author Bio
    Angelina Kerner, a Pisces, was born during the Chinese astrological year of the Snake, which she absolutely adores. Angelina loves snakes and was once allowed to feed one a rat. That was an experience of a lifetime.
    She moved around during her young years from Novosibirsk to Kaluga in Russia. Finally settling in the San Francisco Bay Area, California, her teenage years were spent dancing in troupes and performing on stage. The dances ranged from waltz to tango, from Jewish to Russian, and finally belly dance. She was accepted into six out of seven universities and decided to stay close to her family. Angelina pursued a psychology degree until she saw graduates working for Starbucks and then decided to pursue another career path in the Department of Social Sciences. The difficult coursework, her job, and finding her life partner inspired her to turn to writing which, at the time, wasn’t so much a hobby as a way to escape daily routine.
    She worked on countless stories, never really finishing them, but came to understand that flash fiction wasn’t for her. After finding an online community where she met her best friend, her writing flourished, making publication a possible next step. She is now the author of Deity’s Soulmate, a fantasy novel for 18 and over, and of Seven Hours: Challenge Accepted, a chick-lit novella where the main character is disabled. She aspires to publish her other fantasy and crime fiction works soon. Her next project involves a competition for a beautiful Phoenix. That novel will, hopefully, make its debut in 2018. Angelina currently divides her time between her family, work, writing, and a lot of cats. She is super excited because her son was born in February 2017.

    Visit her website at www.kernerangelina.com and her blog at www.kernerangelina.live

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    Book Excerpt
    ​Book excerpt 1:

    “Chanel!” I heard my best friend, Brigitte’s exuberantly loud voice shout out to me. “Know what you want?”
    “Just a latte,” I replied, once I regained my composure. “I’m simple, remember.”
    “I’ll pay this time,” Brigitte returned, letting me go to dart up to the counter to place our orders. “Two lattes, please.”
    I zoned out on Brigitte from there. My mind was still back at the Dr. Greenwood’s office.
    I really should have been more hopeful about the treatment, but then it really only consisted of some pills that didn’t quite seem to be working. I felt a bit bad that I hadn’t told the doc about some of the symptoms, mainly the headaches. I reasoned that they could have been side effects from my enhanced sense of smell and hearing brought on by my condition.
    I tried not to be bitter about my disability. Well, I hadn’t been bitter about it, until I reached the dating age, and even then, I had managed to hide my bitterness quite well from my busy working parents.
    “I hate it when you zone out, hunny,” Brigitte whispered into my ear, startling me from my inner musing, and making me jump. She laughed at me. “Come on. Mike is holding a table for us.” She hugged my arm, and we walked away from the coffee counter.
    “Chanel, you look lovelier every day,” Mike announced upon our arrival. One of the reasons that I liked Mike was that his voice sounded always friendly and inviting.
    I rolled my eyes at him even though there was no effect, since I was wearing my darkened glasses. “Mike, just because you learned a new phrase, does not mean that you need to keep testing it out.”
    “I don’t,” Mike defended. And someone came over to our table to set our drinks down.
    I sat down in my chair and reached for my drink, bringing the cup to my lips. The taste was exquisite, not my usual. I recognized the difference instantly.
    “They used whole milk this time,” I concluded.
    “Yap,” Brigitte responded quickly. “I told them to use whole milk, because you prefer whole milk.”
    “Thank you,” I replied gratefully then closed my eyes, enjoying the cup. I heard Brigitte and Mike tapping away on their phones, probably texting.
    “So how was the doctor’s appointment?” Brigitte asked between taps. “Is there hope?”
    “It went okay. Nothing special,” I replied. I had never told them about my pills.
    “So guys, what do you want to do?” Mike asked after I heard him slip his phone into his jeans pocket.
    “There’s a new George Clooney movie that I would like to see,” Brigitte suggested.
    There was a shuffled foot sound underneath the table then, Brigitte laughed.
    “Brigitte,” Mike snapped.
    “Sorry, I forgot that you don’t like the movies that much, Chanel,” Brigitte apologized.
    “It’s all right; we can go. I’ve got nothing to do until this evening, anyway.”
    “Great!” Brigitte exclaimed in satisfaction of having her way while Mike remained silent.

    Tour Schedule
    ​July 31st

    One Book At a Time  – Spotlight Post
    Monique McDonell-Author – Book Excerpt 1
    For the Love of Chick Lit – Spotlight Post
    August 1st
    Kristin’s Novel Cafe – Book Excerpt 2
    Living Life with Joy – Author Guest Post
    August 2nd
    Rambling Lisa’s Book Reviews – Book Review
    ItaPixie’s Book Corner – Book Review
    August 3rd
    Book Lover in Florida – Book Excerpt 3
    August 4th
    Steamy Book Momma – Book Review
    Authors & Readers Book Corner – Book Excerpt 1
    August 5th
    Novelgossip – Book Excerpt 2
    August 6th
    Judging More than Just the Cover – Author Q&A

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    Angelina Kerner
    7/31/2017 10:08:05 am

    Thank you for kicking off the tour!
    Your website is really pretty!

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    I Have Never Book Tour

    7/11/2017

    I Have Never - Cover
    ​Title: I Have Never
    Author: Camilla Isley
    Release Date: July 13th, 2017
    Genre: Chick Lit

    Book Burb - Red
    ​Twenty-nine-year-old Blair Walker is a girl with a plan, or more a girl with a list. A list of dos and don’ts to live the perfect life, land a dream career, and marry Mr. Right.
    When Blair loses her job and gets dumped by her boyfriend all in one day, she starts to wonder if she’s had it all wrong. And what better way to find out than experience everything the list forbade?
    With hilarious consequences, Blair will discover some items are trickier to tick off than she’d thought…
    A laugh out loud romantic comedy perfect for fans of Lindsey Kelk, Sophie Kinsella, and Mhairi McFarlane. First Comes Love is a series of interconnected romantic novels. However, each book in the series can be read as a standalone novel.

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    About Camilla
    Camilla is an engineer turned writer after she quit her job to follow her husband in an adventure abroad.
    She’s a cat lover, coffee addict, and shoe hoarder. Besides writing, she loves reading—duh!—cooking, watching bad TV, and going to the movies—popcorn, please. She’s a bit of a foodie, nothing too serious. A keen traveler, Camilla knows mosquitoes play a role in the ecosystem, and she doesn’t want to starve all those frog princes out there, but she could really live without them.

    Website | Twitter: @camillaisley | Facebook | Instagram | Pinterest

    Check out the full tour
    I Have Never Book Tour Promo
    ​July 13th
    Rachel Brimble Romance – Author Q&A
    A Beautiful Book Blog – Book Review
    Writing Pearls – Book Review
    With Love For Books – Book Review
    For the Love of Chick Lit – Book Review

    July 14th

    Kristin’s Novel Cafe – Book Excerpt
    JenaBooks – Book Review
    He Said Books or Me – Author Guest Post
    Judging More than Just the Cover – Author Q&A

    July 15th

    I Heart Fictional People – Book Review
    Chrissi Reads – Book Review
    Books and Photographs – Book Review
    Rebecca Book Review – Book Excerpt
    Monique McDonell-Author  – Book Excerpt

    July 16th

    One Book At A Time – Spotlight Post
    CosyCuteKnits – Book Review
    The Writing Garnet – Book Review

    July 17th

    The Belgian Reviewer – Book Excerpt
    Girl vs Books – Book Review
    kraftireader – Book Review
    July 18th
    Reading Is My SuperPower – Book Review
    I Heart Fictional People – Book Review
    THE CHLOE DOUGLAS BLOG – Book Review

    July 19th

    Kristin’s Novel Café – Book Excerpt
    Simona’s Corner of Dreams – Author Guest Post
    Bookish – Book Review

    July 20th

    TheBlossomTwins – Book Review
    Grass Monster – Book Review
    Chick Lit Central – Author Q&A
    Living Life with Joy – Author Guest Post

    July 21st

    ItaPixie’s Book Corner – Book Review
    Rae Reads – Book Review
    Novelgossip  – Book Review
    Whispering Stories – Book Review
    Ali – The Dragon Slayer – Book Review
    A Daydreamer’s Thoughts – Book Review
    Steamy Book Momma – Book Excerpt

    July 22nd

    BookLoverWorm – Book Review
    Pretty Little Book Reviews – Book Review
    Book Lover in Florida – Book Excerpt

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    Single-Minded Book Tour

    6/28/2017

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    ​Title: Single-Minded
    Author: Lisa Daily
    Release Date: June 27th, 2017
    Tour Dates: June 27th – July 4th, 2017
    Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
    Genre: Women’s Fiction

    Book Blurb - Blue
    Alex has planned and executed her life with laser focus since she first met her future husband at the play-doh table on the first day of kindergarten. They have a terrific life, a gorgeous house on the bay, and fantastic careers they love. There’s only one problem: Alex’s husband Michael is gay, a fact he neglected to mention in the 23 years since they first met.
    Now, Alex’s perfectly planned life has completely fallen apart, her biological clock is starting to feel like the timer on a nuclear device, and she finds herself drooling over her completely-dreamy-but-definitely-off-limits client, a star chef opening a hot new restaurant. Armed with dating guidance from her oddball collection of advisers—including her gay ex-husband, a foul-mouthed political consultant, a perkily masochistic yogi, and a pot-smoking octogenarian—Alex navigates the booby-trapped world of modern dating, in her search for a second chance at love.

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    Chapter 1

    You know that feeling when you’re suddenly startled out of a deep sleep, and you’re in that hazy middle world where you’re not sure what’s real – like maybe you actually could be chasing after an ice cream truck wearing only fishing waders and a canary yellow bridesmaid’s dress, or you’re just one answer away from winning a year’s supply of adult diapers on a Japanese game show?
    My cell phone is in my hand, although I have no recollection of answering it.
    “Don’t panic,” says Darcy, as I struggle to rouse myself.
    Darcy is my closest friend, aside from my husband Michael, who’s been the love of my life since the first day of kindergarten when I convinced him that the blue Play-Doh tasted exactly like cotton candy. He ate the whole can, just to prove me right. Michael was like that.
    Darcy is a one-woman hurricane: a fiery, tell-it-like-it-is political consultant who is as hard on the men she dates as she is on candidates: As Darcy likes to put it, “I don’t have time for screw-ups.” She never calls me in the middle of the night.
    “Oh my god, is someone dead?” I ask.
    “Why is that always the first thing out of your mouth?” she says.
    “Because someone always is,” I say.
    It’s still dark outside and I check the clock: 5:04 am. Clumsily, I grope around on my nightstand until I locate the lamp switch and flip it on.
    “Darcy, what’s going on? I ask, propping myself up in bed. “Did somebody die? Or not”
    “Ugh. You’re about to,” she says.
    “What do you mean?” I ask, feeling completely freaked without knowing why.
    “There’s a story on one of the sports blogs. It’s about Michael.”
    “My Michael? What about Michael?” I ask. My intestines do a nosedive and a nauseating cocktail of dread and adrenaline race through my body. Oh God, is he dead? He’s out of town for work, and I haven’t talked to him since last night.
    And then, the more obvious, “Why are you up in the middle of the night reading the sports blogs?”
    Darcy ignores me.
    “It’s a post about Michael having an extramarital relationship with a 21-year old college basketball player.”
    “That can’t be true,” I say with all the self-assurance a woman can possess while still wearing her pajamas. “What’s her name?” Michael would never cheat on me. Never. I’d kill him. Kill him dead.
    “Alex, it’s not a her. It’s a him. Bobby something. He plays for Michigan, graduates this year, thanks Jesus after every basket, leads his team in prayer before every game.” she says.
    “A him? “ Wait, wait, wait, what? I don’t understand. You’re saying Michael is sleeping with a man? A MAN?” And then it dawns on me. “Oh gawd. Did you say Bobby? Bobby Cavale?” I ask. “Michael wouldn’t shut up about him. How talented he is. What a big career he’s going to have. How he was the next LeBron or something. I thought it was just his stupid jump shot.”
    “Apparently it was his layup.” Darcy deadpans. I snort and then giggle involuntarily. Darcy cracks jokes at funerals, scandals, and tragedies. It’s her way of helping to break the tension. Because it’s hard to contemplate throwing yourself in the path of a speeding termite truck when you’re rolling around on the floor laughing.
    “Wait, are you saying…do you think Michael is gay?” I ask, absolutely incredulous.
    “Yes,” she says. “Most definitely.” I feel my chest cave in.
    “No, seriously?” I say.
    “Seriously,” she responds. The line goes quiet. Which is unusual for Darcy.
    “You’re crazy! Why do you think that?” I ask.
    “Well, even aside from the whole making-out-with-a-guy thing, I always thought he was gay. I’ve never seen a man more insanely happy, jubilant even, reporting from the locker room. And then of course there was that crazy Halloween party you guys threw last year. Michael was, hands down, was the gayest Count Chocula ever. Also, I’m pretty sure he only took up biking so he could shave his legs and giftwrap his package in spandex. But that’s just speculation.”
    “Why wouldn’t you tell me?” I say, pressing my palms hard against my forehead in hopes of triggering some sort of twenty-minute amnesia, like a reset button for my brain. “Jesus, I feel like such an idiot.”
    “It never occurred to me that you didn’t know. It seemed so obvious,” says Darcy. “I mean, you didn’t get your psychology degree online, or stuffed inside a box of cereal, did you?”
    I sigh deeply. This is not making me feel better.
    Darcy asks, “Look, do you want me to get my crisis team on this and check it out? My best guess is that it’s going to blow up over the weekend, and depending on how it’s handled, die out by Monday. Unless there’s more. Or video. It’s not every day that a top draft pick and an ESPN broadcaster get caught screwing around. Michael is going to need a good publicist if he’s going to keep his job. The media loves to devour its own. Tell him to call me if he needs some names.”
    “Mmmmhmm,” I respond numbly.
    “Or, you can scratch that and just let him hang on live TV. Your call.”
    “I don’t understand,” I say. ” Why does some stupid sports blog even care that two grown men are having sex, except for the fact that they both happen to work in sports?”
    “Because Michael is married. Because Michael is a basketball commentator and Bobby is a top draft pick. Because Bobby is super religious and has felt the need to speak to the media extensively against what he calls the sins of blasphemy and homosexuality. And because Michael is higher profile than the average hook-up.” She snorts, “Between the homosexuality, and adultery, all Bobby needs is for Michael to schedule an abortion and he’ll have Satan’s trifecta. ”
    “Are you sure it’s even true?” I ask. “Maybe it’s just a rumor.” Please, please let it just be a rumor. A cruel, but completely false rumor. A case of mistaken identity. Something we’ll all be laughing about a year from now.
    “It’s true. There are… pictures.” she says. “I’m so sorry. It was probably bound to happen one way or another.”
    “Pictures?” I sit straight up bed, gripping the phone so hard my fingers began to numb. What the hell? Was I serial killer, or a door-to-door magazine salesperson in a past life or something? Outrage and humiliation sear my every thought.
    Disconnected sounds dribble from my lips, but my mouth can’t form any more words. Like I’ve been tasered. Actually, I’d rather be tasered. At least when you’re tasered things go back to normal after the eighteen million volts of electricity hit your heart. You lose your breath, your body seizes up, you twitch around on the floor, you drool, maybe you pee yourself. But you probably recover. There is no way I’m ever going to recover from this.
    “Yes, pictures,” she says. “Listen to me, you do not want to get involved in this mess. There are plenty of reporters who will be happy to agree you’ve been wronged and that Michael is a bastard. And then they’ll put your puffy face and bloodshot eyes on camera and the story will last a week or a month instead of a couple of days.”
    “I’m going to kill him,” I say.
    “No you’re not,” she says. “Don’t answer any calls on your cell that aren’t from people you know. Do you guys still have a land line?”
    “What am I, eighty?” I ask.
    “Lay low, stay home, order food, or rearrange your medicine cabinet or something. Don’t watch TV. Don’t surf the internet. Don’t even think about Googling ‘Craigslist hit men’ or ‘how to poison my husband with leftover pizza and household chemicals.’ Call your web designer right this minute and tell her to put a home page up on your website that says it’s under scheduled maintenance. Do NOT speak to any reporters. The last thing you want to do in a firestorm is add oxygen. You need to lay low and hope it’s not a slow news day.”
    “On camera? Is this really going to go that far? Michael isn’t Steve Phillips, he’s just a college basketball announcer. Oh God. I just heard myself.”
    “Yes,” says Darcy in her most soothing voice. “He’s a college basketball announcer who’s screwing one of the top college players in the country. Not exactly some unknown intern. ” I put my head in my hands. Darcy kept talking but I couldn’t focus on the words.
    “I can’t handle this,” I say. “What am I going to do?”
    “Yes you can,” Darcy says firmly. “Just break out the liquor and pray for a natural disaster.”

    About Lisa
    ​Say Hello to author Lisa Daily!
    Lisa Daly
    Author Bio - Blue
    Bestselling #author of funny #romance novels. Love guru @ nationally-syndicated @DaytimeTVshow. Beach girl. SINGLE-MINDED out 6/17 from StMartins
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    Visit all the stops on the tour –
    June 27th
    For the Love of Chick Lit – Spotlight Post
    Novelgossip – Book Review
    June 28th
    Kristin’s Novel Cafe – Book Excerpt
    The Belgian Reviewer – Author Q&A
    June 29th
    Chick Lit Central – Author Q&A
    Monique McDonell-Author  – Book Excerpt
    June 30th
    Living Life with Joy – Guest Post
    Judging more than just the Cover – Author Q&A
    July 1st
    Book Lover in Florida – Book Excerpt
    July 2nd
    One Book At A Time – Book Excerpt
    He Said Books or Me – Guest Post
    July 3rd
    Reading To Unwind – Book Review
    July 4th
    ItaPixie’s Book Corner – Book Review

     

    Comments

    Maha
    7/1/2017 06:03:57 am

    What an interesting read! I have been eyeing on story lines that are a bit different than what we usually get to read. I would love to read the remaining chapters of the book.

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    See You Later Broadway Book Tour

    5/23/2017

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    ​Title: See You Later Broadway
    Series: Broadway Series
    Author: Melissa Baldwin
    Release Date: April 5th, 2017
    Genre: Chick Lit

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Book Blurb
    ​It’s finally here . . . the much-anticipated sequel to See You Soon Broadway! Maris is back!
    Decisions, decisions, decisions . . .
    Maris Forrester’s exciting new life is not everything she was hoping it would be. Although she’s happy in her new career, she’s plagued with the feeling that something is still missing. Imagine her surprise when an old friend presents her with an unbelievable opportunity that could change everything. This new career sounds almost too good to be true, including the upcoming trip to London. She quickly learns that even the most perfect scenarios have their drawbacks, and when something sounds too good to be true, it usually is . . .
    In addition to making a life-changing career choice, Maris realizes she has other decisions to make—whom to love and where to find happiness. What if neither is what she thought they should be?

    EXCERPT
    I watch him closely, keeping my hand around my phone just in case I have to make a quick call to 911. Once I’ve had a few minutes to get used to him being here, I notice how good-looking he is. His dirty blond hair is spiked in several different directions, his arms are muscular and tan, and apparently, he’s a good cook because this chicken marsala smells divine. I wonder if Layla’s actually going to try any of her new man’s food. I have no idea if chicken marsala is gluten free or not.
    “So, Layla tells me you’re a Broadway singer?” he says, trying to make conversation. “That’s really cool.”
    I sit down on a stool. “I’m actually not a Broadway singer, not yet anyway. Hopefully someday.”
    “Sing something for me.”
    My mouth drops open. “What? No.”


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    About Melissa
    Melissa Baldwin
    Say Hello to author Melissa Baldwin!

    Author Bio
    ​Melissa Baldwin is an avid runner, planner obsessed, and has always had a love for writing. She is a wife, mother, and avid journal keeper who took her creativity to the next level by fulfilling her dream with her debut novel, An Event to Remember…or Forget. Melissa writes about charming, ambitious, and real women and is now a published author of seven Romantic Comedy novels and novellas.
    When she isn’t deep in the writing zone, this multi-tasking master organizer is busy spending time with her family, chauffeuring her daughter, traveling, running, indulging in fitness, and taking a Disney Cruise every now and then.
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    Book Tour Stops
    Visit all the amazing stops on this tour!
    May 29th
    JenaBooks – Book Review
    For the Love of Chick Lit – Promo Post
    May 30th
    Kristin’s Novel Cafe – Excerpt Post
    May 31st
    Monique McDonell author – Excerpt Post
    June 1st
    Grass monster – Book Review
    June 2nd
    He Said Books or Me – Spotlight Post
    June 3rd
    Book Lover in Florida – Excerpt Post
    June 4th
    One Book At A Time – Spotlight Post
    Judging More than Just the Cover – Author Q&A